CALGARY (660 News) – A small Alberta town is trying to bring hockey back to their community and they believe a popular country-wide competition called Kraft Hockeyville is the ticket.
Rich Valley, located northwest of Edmonton, lost an entire season of hockey because their refrigeration system stopped working and is beyond repair.
The community is a finalist in Kraft Hockeyville and if they win they’d receive $250,000 in much-needed arena upgrades.
Kelly Muir, who is the principal of the local elementary school says it’s been a massive blow to the entire community.
“The hall itself is still open, however, the ice is really what draws people to the facility so it’s caused families to have to go elsewhere into other surrounding communities which really starts taking away from the community of Rich Valley itself,” says Muir.
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